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Sheffield car crash victim named Christian Marriott, father of two

A man who died after a car hit a group of people in Sheffield has been named as father-of-two Christian Marriott.

The 46-year-old was walking with his wife and two young sons on Wednesday afternoon when he stopped to help an unconscious woman in the street.

The woman is believed to have been involved in an altercation between a group of people, according to South Yorkshire Police.

As Mr Marriott helped the woman, a car hit him and several other people, including an off-duty midwife, who had also stopped to help.

Following the incident in College Close, Burngreave, a 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and a 55-year-old man suspected of attempted murder, South Yorkshire Police said.

One of the people injured in the accident is hospitalized in serious condition.

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A police cordon near Scott Road, Burngreave

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Senior investigating officer, DCI Andrew Knowles, said: “This is an utterly heartbreaking case in which a good Samaritan, who had stepped in to help a stranger in their time of need, lost his life.

“Chris leaves behind a loving family, including his devastated wife and two young sons. We are absolutely determined to achieve justice for Chris and his loved ones after this horrific tragedy.”

The woman Mr Marriott was helping remains hospitalized in life-threatening condition.

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